ChordProg Ear Trainer takes a fresh approach to ear training. Develop your aural skills with real music snippets. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to listen to a song, recognize each chord by ear, then play them?
We are not talking about absolute pitch but relative pitch. This app takes a functional ear training approach to ear training. This is a practice tool that will help you pass that college/conservatory exam in no time. Practice to recognize chord progression in the context of real music.
ChordProg Ear Trainer is a call and response harmonic dictation app for the intermediate to advanced musician. Each audio clip is played back for you as many times as you like. You can even strip away all the melodies and only hear the chord progression in 1st inversion if you feel like you’re just guessing blindly at any given point
There are around 400 unique audio clips and more to come. Hours and hours of chord practice with real music.
This app have one short falling. It do not do a good job of teaching the concepts of functional harmony(yet). This app is a solo endeavor and I would love to spend more time developing this project. But doing it all on my own means that some thing aren’t prioritized. This app is great if You understand concepts like Key center, scales roman numerals, chord progressions and modes.(A more complete introduction to chords are coming)
Personally I don’t believe that you can develop perfect pitch. So this app tries to do its best to help you learn to understand the function of a chord in the context of a key. Ex. A G-major chord in c major have a dominant function. The same G-major chord in G-major have a tonic function. The “G major” chord have a different feel depending on what key we are playing in. It is this “feel” that this app tries to drill in by practicing recognizing chords with real music clips. What does a dominant seven chord feel like? After hearing dozens of different examples I feel confident that your intuitive musical understanding will sky rocket.
In the app each chord is represented by a button. It is your job to click the buttons corresponding to the chords of the audio clip that are played for you. This app uses roman numeral notation for each button. But if you want you can transpose the chord buttons to any key and even show the guesses in another key. So if you guess the chord progression C – F – G. You could (if you wanted to) show your guesses as G – C – D and practice transposing like that.
Learn to recognize the chord by how they relate to the other chords in the current context (key). It probably sounds more complex than it is so you shouldn’t feel intimidated. Learning to recognize chords in a relative manner is a skill any music student should have and it saves you so much time down the line.
Music theory is important. This app explores the chord part of the music theory puzzle. And I think that your musical apparition will skyrocket when you learn to pick the harmony of the songs you hear apart in your head. Being able to this will help you become a better musician. You’re music dictation skills will most likely improve because you will hopefully see how the melody relates to the harmony beneath.
I’ve done my best to help your chord practice become as enjoyable as possible so if you like the app please leave a review. Every good review helps me out so INCREDIBLE much and I love to hear from people using my app. It also motivates me to create more audio examples for you to practice with! I absolutely love reading the reviews 😊
If you have any suggestions to improve the app, find bugs or something is just horrible wrong? I would love to hear from you. Contact me through Facebook or firstname.lastname@example.org